Yesterday I attended a kid's birthday party, the son of a friend. The party was organised at noon in an indoor soft-play area. The kids played for over an hour and then they had a choice of chicken, fish, burger or sausages, and chips, and ice cream for desert, and then cake. Unfortunately for me, … Continue reading Far from the Arms of Hunger or How to Manage your Hunger Levels.
You might have seen in the news or, at least, online, that ex-playmate Dani Mathers has been charged for sharing a picture in Snapchat. The picture was taken in the gym and was of a 70 year old naked woman, I assume about to take a shower. The caption she added read 'If I can't … Continue reading Be Shameless!
As you know, Mondays I post about health and eating disorders mostly but I must say I wasn't sure what I was going to write about today. While thinking about this, I was watching the 1996 movie 'The Mirror has Two Faces' and although the theme of the movie doesn't have much to do with … Continue reading ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’ – A Commentary and a bit of a Review.
The greatest love of all is probably a mother's love, but there is another one, one that will support you and help you for the rest of your life, the love you have for yourself. I've talked in past articles about how the self-esteem of people with eating disorders is deeply linked to their shape, … Continue reading The Greatest Love of All
I've written quite a few posts about eating disorders in the past few weeks, mostly Binge Eating Disorder, and I've touched on subjects such as the stigma of being fat, some of the feelings that trigger binges or disordered behaviors as well as social media and BMI. As I was browsing through all that content, … Continue reading Bad Food, Death and Taxes.
Over the past few years, but mostly the past few months, I've had a chance to explore both the emotional triggers and emotional implications of eating disorders. When I think back, I realise that I knew early on I had a problem, I just didn't know it was a problem. I remember being in my … Continue reading Don’t Let Guilt Fool You!
If you have an eating disorder and you have children like I do, you might worry about your ability to raise your children free of the burden of an unhealthy relationship with food. During therapy I identified that the very beginning of my Binge Eating Disorder was between the age of 8 and 10, when … Continue reading What Social Media is Doing to People with Eating Disorders.
I've talked about eating disorders before and how media and public views of weight issues affect our perception of the sizes and shapes of the human body, what I haven't talked about is some of the more specific tendencies that might have triggered an increasing incidence of eating disorders. One of these specific triggers is … Continue reading BMI, what it is and why it is driving eating disorders.
A few days ago I read an article that George Takei (or whoever manages his Twitter if he doesn't do it personally) shared on Twitter. This article explained the trauma of a man of large size who had gone to a restaurant and, after an otherwise normal meal, discovered that his waiter had identified him as … Continue reading Why being fat is not evil and what is BED
In the past couple of weeks I’ve seen comments on Facebook from friends and acquaintances about going or being on a diet. I see this comments all the time, of course, but these past two weeks I’ve just seen enough of them that, together with my own weight loss struggles, has prompted me to think … Continue reading Since When Did “Fat” Become an Insult? (Because I’m not always going to be writing about writing)